Expo '92 Sevilla

The Age of Discovery

EXPO ‘92, “The Age of Discovery,” took place in Sevilla from April 20th to October 12th, 1992. This World’s Fair was a worldwide success, with 108 participating countries and attracting over 40 million visitors. Classed as a category “A” Universal Exposition by the Bureau international des Expositions (B.I.E.) in Paris, it is only the fourth such expo (after Brussels ‘58, Montreal ‘67, and Osaka ‘70) and the last one until the year 2000.

World’s Fairs have traditionally been the place to show off culture and technology, particularly large-scale media technology.

In 1992, Acts of Creation was contracted by the State of Hawaii (Dept. of Business and Economic Development) to showcase indigenous and commercial Hawaiian culture and entertainment for two weeks on the U.S. Pavilion stage. A group of 44 people and 9 performing arts acts performed over 12 hours/day in the scorching heat (110 F and above!). For thousands of people from around the world, it was their first opportunity to experience Hawaiian culture...its sights, sounds, movements and special message of “ALOHA.”

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Universal Expo Sevilla Spain

Hawaii Delegation to Expo '92, Sevilla

Universal Expo Sevilla Spain

Universal Expo Sevilla Spain

Nani Lim's Hula Halau from The Big Island
U.S. Pavilion Stage

Full body Puppet
U.S. Pavilion Stage